Its full name might be a true mouthful, but Logitech’s newest gaming mouse, the G502 Proteus Core, promises to be the company’s most capable one to date.
Featuring Logitech G-exclusive Delta Zero technology, the G502 Proteus Core’s sensor is said to be “the world’s most powerful and accurate sensor,” according to the company. The sensor maxes out at 12,000 DPI (the super-wide range starts at 200), and delivers zero sensor acceleration, zero smoothing or filtering, and zero pixel rounding. In simpler terms, what you get is a super-responsive sensor capable of the finest resolution yet delivered by a mouse.
But the Proteus Core has more tricks up its proverbial sleeve. The sensor can be calibrated to a gaming’s surface’s particular characteristics, which means the mouse is optimized for that surface. The mouse itself is also configurable: Users can adjust both its weight and center of balance through the placement of up to five 3.6g weights within the chassis. This is just like a Formula 1 racing car, in that the tactical positioning of ballast allows for the optimum weight distribution. The result for the G502 Proteus core is improved control, with a consequent ergonomic bonus to boot.
Speaking of control, all eleven of the G502 Proteus Core’s buttons and switches can be configured via the excellent LGS (Logitech Gaming Software). Not only that, but macro commands can also be assigned to the mouse, and that configurations can be saved onto the mouse itself thanks to its onboard memory and 32-bit ARM processor.
Mechanical micro-switches on each of the G502′s buttons should ensure great tactile feel and durability for years to come, as well.
Logitech says its G502 Proteus Core should be available now (April 2014) throughout the U.S. and Europe, with an MSRP of $79.99.